Dependent students are required to report parent information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Review the Federal Government's Dependency page if you're not sure if you are dependent or independent for federal aid purposes. If you are unable to provide your parents' information on the FAFSA, refer to the Dependency Overrides section.
Use the chart below to figure out which parent’s information to include (depending on your family situation). Alternatively, you may use the infographic at the bottom of this page.
|1. Are your parents married to each other?||
|2. Do your parents live together?||
|3. Did you live with one parent more than the other over the past 12 months?||
If you’re not sure whom to report as a parent, you can visit StudentAid.ed.gov/fafsa/filling-out/parent-info or call the Financial Aid Office at (716) 878-4902
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